Project: Nolla Cabin
Architects: Studio Mr. Falck
Location: Vallisaari, Finland
Area: 96,8 sf
Photographs by: Fanny Haga
Nolla Cabin by Studio Mr. Falck
Neste, a Finnish renewable energy company, has decided to introduce the Nolla cabin on the Vallisaari Island on the Finnish archipelago. This A-frame cabin designed by designer Robin Falck from Studio Mr. Falck offers just under 100 square feet of surface but it marks the starting point of the company’s Journey to Zero project. It is built with sustainable materials sourced from the immediate area and it is intended to allow its visitors to enjoy a zero-emissions getaway.
This summer, living with minimal emissions will be put to the test. Neste is building a prototype of a cabin that has a minimal environmental impact in terms of both carbon dioxide emissions and concrete impact on nature. The Nolla (= zero) cabin, designed by Finnish designer Robin Falck, is located just outside Helsinki city center, on the Vallisaari island. The cabin has been built from sustainable materials and is designed for a simple lifestyle with minimal to no emissions, taking into account the surrounding nature in every respect.
Located on the idyllic island of Vallisaari in the Helsinki archipelago, the Nolla cabin encourages people to consider how modern solutions and innovations could enable sustainable cabin living. Vallisaari has been in a natural state for decades and is thus the perfect location for an urban cabin experience, located at a 20-minute boat ride away from the Helsinki market square. The ecological and mobile Nolla cabin will be in Vallisaari until the end of September, demonstrating a lifestyle that generates minimal to no emissions.
Placing the compact and mobile cabin on its private lot does not require a construction permit and it has been designed to use building materials as effectively as possible. The cabin is the size of a small bedroom and can be assembled and transported without heavy machinery, leaving its environment nearly untouched. The Nolla cabin has been designed by Finnish designer Robin Falck, whose earlier design, Nido cabin, has been globally acknowledged.